The Higher Education of Kentucky’s First Black Supreme Court Justice

Earlier this month William E. McAnulty Jr. was appointed to serve on the Supreme Court of the state of Kentucky. Formerly a judge on the Kentucky Court of Appeals, McAnulty is the first African American to sit on Kentucky’s highest bench.

McAnulty, a native of Indianapolis, is a graduate of the University of Indiana. He earned his law degree at the University of Louisville. He has been a judge since 1975.

McAnulty will fill out the remainder of the term of a justice who is retiring. The term runs out December 31. But Justice McAnulty is currently running for a full term on the court.